Australia has reaffirmed its appreciation of Cambodia’s growth and achievement as lower-middle income status in 2015, and continuing strong economic performance.
The reiteration was underlined by H.E. Pablo Kang, Australian Ambassador to Cambodia when received by H.E. Chhieng Yanara, Minister attached to the Prime Minister and Secretary General of the Cambodian Rehabilitation and Development Board of the Council for the Development of Cambodia (CDC).
H.E. Ambassador added that Australian government will continue to support Cambodia in fostering socio-economic development as well as addressing the impacts of COVID-19 through the Cambodia COVID-19 Development Response Plan.
H.E. Chhieng Yanara expressed his gratitude to the people and Government of Australia for consistently supporting Cambodia’s socio-economic development through the implementation of Aid Investment Plan and expressed his sincere thanks to the Australian Government actively supporting Cambodia in combating against COVID-19 and facilitating economic recovery.
He also warmly welcomed and congratulated H.E. Pablo Kang on his appointment as Ambassador of Australia to Cambodia and looked forward to further cooperation with the Ambassador.
Since 1992, the Australian government has provided approximately US$1,039 million in grant aid for Cambodia, focusing on four priority sectors including agriculture, infrastructure, education and health, and good governance.
For future cooperation, the Australian government will further support Cambodia in implementing the measures to respond to the negative impacts of COVID-19, especially strengthening the health system and participating in the implementation of social security policies and economic support.
Source: Agency Kampuchea Press